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party, the gentlelady from san francisco, ms. pelosi. ms. pelosi: i thank the gentleman for yielding. tonight we come to the floor to pay tribute to two people, barney frank and john olver, who in many ways could not be more different. they are the same in this respect, they have made both of them important marks on the congress of the united states. what's special about them is that they are so different but in their shared values, in their effectiveness, on their knowledge of the issues and their ability to persuade our colleagues to join them in a vote, they share that talent. especially those values representing massachusetts in the congress. i had the privilege of serving with john olver on the appropriations committee. so i saw firsthand and very close up his extraordinary mastery of the facts of the substance before us and his political astuteness to find a way to get the job done as the chairman and ranking member of an important subcommittee of appropriations, transportation. he -- better known as h.u.d. he and -- he's a cardinal, a cardinal. that's what they call them. card
is mentioning in all of these tragic shootings, including the law office in san francisco, they were all gone- free calzones. -- gun-free kill zones. the gun is not the common denominator, but these allow any madman or criminal with any kind of fire arm to come in and shoot as many law-abiding americans as he can. this proves not that the gun is the problem but that gun-control itself is a failure because there is no stronger form of gun control than to say no one is allowed to have a gun at all. otherhat's exactly the common denominator for all of these tragic occurrences. not one person in the mainstream media has pointed it out to their viewers because it does not sit with their anti-bond big it should -- anti-gun bigotted nature. it is being marketed shamelessly in the mainstream media. i swear these people are trying to introduce a new form of bigotry and to american culture. gun-control is the new racism. cnn in particular should be ashamed of itself for what it has done this week on trying to manipulate and inflame the prejudices against guns and gun owners. it's despicable and it's a
"reguaranteeless of politics." sam in san francisco, go ahead. >> i'm hoping that at some point the society will start addressing the root causes of this. i remember when columbine first happened and it was shocking for people. now this is happening basically every day. so many people are unemployed, the political system is not functioning, our media is not doing their job and people want to talk a defending themselves. what about addressing the root causes? the fact that society -- we don't even address mental health issues. they don't even address the mental health issues of the soldiers coming home. they encourage them not sign up. they deny them benefits, i think it takes a year to deny benefits for a returning soldier. >> no indications that the shooter was a veteran. we take a live look at the flag above the white house which has been lowered to half staff as ordered by the president. this is michael. hi, there. >> hi. i want to extend our families condolences to the families out there in connecticut. i just hugged my daughter and she has -- she is a kindergartener herself so we can f
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